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Strategise your approach to MRCP Part 1

There are several strategies that you can use to prepare for the MRCP(UK) Part 1 exam:

Review the exam content & format

Familiarize yourself with the topics that are covered on the exam and the format in which the questions are presented. This will help you to focus on your studies and understand what to expect on exam day.

Use study materials & resources

There is a wide range of study materials and resources available for the MRCP(UK) Part 1 exam, including textbooks, and online courses - do check out (CME Academy), and practice questions. Use these resources to review the material and practice answering exam-style questions.

Join a study group

Consider joining a study group or finding a study partner to review the material with. This can be a helpful way to stay motivated and learn from others who are preparing for the exam. Courses offered by Medit provide you with a platform to learn together with other learners across countries and regions through a communication platform.

Take practice exams

Practice exams can be a valuable tool for preparing for the MRCP(UK) Part 1 exam. They can help you to identify any areas of weakness and assess your readiness for the exam. CME Academy provides you not only a knowledge check after each topic but also examination trial papers to ensure mastery of the topic.

Review your notes regularly

Make sure to review your notes on a regular basis to reinforce your learning and improve retention.

Get adequate rest and exercise

It is important to take care of your physical and mental well-being while preparing for the exam. Make sure to get enough sleep and exercise to help you stay focused and energized.


By following these strategies and making a consistent effort to study and review the material, you can increase your chances of success on the MRCP(UK) Part 1 exam!


Now, let's have a look at the timeline of preparation:

6 - 8 months before the examination date
  • Pre-contemplation then should end up in contemplation of sitting for the exams as part of the initial steps of progressing in your training.

  • Begin exposing yourself to the MRCP Study Kit or the syllabus that is covered in the examination. (You may find this kit at

4 - 6 months before the examination date
  • Begin your subscription to CME Academy MRCP Part 1 Bundle and start learning

  • Spend at least 1 hour a day going through each topic in the bundle followed by the knowledge check sections

  • Make your own notes (in digital or manual forms) that you will be referring to once again

  • Ensure you cover all the topics to aid your learning later

2 - 4 months before the examination date
  • Subscribe to a question bank to increase your practice

  • Build your notes on the existing notes you created before

  • Keep the momentum going for each topic - spending at least 1 - 2 hours daily or at least 14 hours every week on preparation

1 - 2 months before the examination date

- Question bank analysis

- Past year recall questions

- Clarification of concepts that are challenging

2 - 4 weeks before the examination date
  • Daily timed tests or exams for practice (aim to complete at least 2 sets a day)

  • Revise weak areas of learning


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